EU Commission Vice President Vera Jourova has identified the social platform X, formerly known as Twitter, as the primary source of misinformation and disinformation among major online platforms.
Speaking during a meeting with signatories of the Code of Practice on Disinformation, which includes major players like Facebook, Google, YouTube, TikTok, and LinkedIn, Jourova highlighted the platform’s withdrawal from the Code earlier this year after being acquired by Elon Musk.
Jourova pointed out that platform X has the highest ratio of misinformation and disinformation posts compared to other Code signatories. She stressed that the threat of Russian disinformation has escalated since the onset of the full-scale invasion of Ukraine, accusing the Russian state of attempting to manipulate information to undermine democracy.
Elon Musk, who aided Ukraine during the conflict by providing the Starlink satellite internet system through SpaceX, faced media reports alleging contact with Russian senior officials and the thwarting of a Ukrainian strike against the Russian Navy.
Musk eventually signed a contract with the US government to continue supporting Starlink in Ukraine after briefly threatening to withdraw the service.
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